National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor) CEO Mike Nghipunya has been suspended following media attention that places him in the middle of the Samherji cash-for-quotas scandal, reported Reuters.

A film by Al Jazeera, "Anatomy of a Bribe," was released on Sunday and highlights Nghipunya's relationship to the Namibian officials currently being charged. Nghipunya allegedly received kickbacks in exchange for fishing rights.

Fishcor Acting Chairperson Bennet Kangumu told Reuters on Tuesday that Nghipunya had been sent home a week ago.